OTHM Level 4

Diploma in Education and

Training Management


Undergraduate level qualifications

120 credits (online)

Ofqual Qualification Number: 603/4246/8

Course description


OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Education and Training Management qualification is to develop your understanding of theory and practice relating to their role in education. The qualification will provide you with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals and policymakers in their own country. It will provide knowledge that underpins the ability to work as an effective practitioner in the education sector. The units combine both theoretical and practical knowledge in the education profession and will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of effective performance, planning and accountability, development and team working. You will be able to work in a variety of roles within education administration and/or management.


Entry requirements

For entry onto the Vqualification, you must possess:

1. Relevant NQF/QCF Level 3 Award/Diploma or at the level of GCE/GCSE or equivalent

2. Mature students (over 21) with management experience (please check with LSBE regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)

3. Students must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course

4. English requirements: As this qualification is taught in English, you must have an appropriate level of English for entry onto the OTHM qualifications. If you are not from a majority English-speaking country, you must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit the English Language Expectations page. If you do not hold any certificate, LSBE will provide you with an English Level Test for free. Please contact us.



OTHM qualifications at Level 4 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree.


Qualification Structure and Content

OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Education and Training Management qualification consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory Units:

Principles, Theories and Practices of Education and Training (20 credits) 

Provides you with an understanding of the skills an advanced education and training practitioner requires to underpin their core knowledge and practice.

Create Education and Training Programmes (20 credits) 

Develops your understanding of how to prepare programmes to support education and training. This will include formal training sessions or informal experiences such as periods in the workplace.

Engage Learners in the Education and Training Process (20 credits) 

Develops your understanding and skills relating to enabling you to become engaged and involved in your own education and training.

Plan, Allocate and Monitor Work in Own Area of Responsibility (20 credits) 

Develop your understanding and ability in relation to the planning, allocation and monitoring of work in their own area of responsibility, making any necessary changes to work plans.

Evaluate Education and Training Provision (20 credits) 

Develops your understanding of how to evaluate and improve the quality of education and training for which they are responsible, on an ongoing basis.

Reflect on and Maintain Skills and Practice in Education and Training (20 credits) 

This unit is about you, the practitioner reflecting on your current practice, identifying your own learning and development needs and taking part in continuing professional development.

Duration and delivery

OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Education and Training Management qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year if you chose to study full-time, however, it is also flexible to accommodate part-time and distance learning. At LSBE, the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Education and Training Management qualification is taught through online learning (Learning Management System and weekly live webinars).


Assessment and Verification

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes. To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, you must provide evidence to demonstrate that you have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. The judgement that the students have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor. The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the students’ the overall achievement has been arrived at.



Successful completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Education and Training Management provides learners with the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and TrainingFor more information visit the OTHM University Progressions page.


Technical requirements

As this qualification is taught through distance learning format, you will be studying online. Therefore, you must have access to a desktop or laptop computer and broadband internet connection.